A fine archaistic white jade two-handled flattened bowl and cover Late Qing Dynasty/Republic Period
Lot 215*
A fine archaistic white jade two-handled flattened bowl and cover
Late Qing Dynasty/Republic Period
Sold for £85,250 (US$ 143,289) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A fine archaistic white jade two-handled flattened bowl and cover
Late Qing Dynasty/Republic Period
Crisply carved as a flattened bowl raised on a spreading stepped foot, the body formed with narrow vertical ridges and flanked by two elegantly flaring handles each joined to the shoulder of the bowl with a small pierced drum, the domed cover and high finial both similarly ridged, box.
17.2cm (6¾in) wide (3).

Footnotes

  • 清晚期/民國 白玉雕條紋朝冠耳蓋碗

    The understated elegance of the carving of the present lot emphasises the purity and lustre of the white jade. Such pieces are extremely rare, but compare a related pale green jade incense burner and cover, with similarly plain flaring handles and a 'bowstring' design of carving, but horizontal rather than the vertical carving on the present lot, illustrated in Compendium Of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 10 Qing Dynasty, Beijing and Hefei, 2011, no.101. See also a white jade tripod censer and cover from the Songzhutang Collection, with closely related treatment of the handles, with a rectangular section carved through each the handle, which is attached to the body of the censer by two hollowed drums, illustrated by T.Fok, The Splendour of Jade, Hong Kong, 2011, no.106.
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